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Dr. Amit Raman Patel MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: Highland Avenue, Lombard, IL 60515
Clinical Interests: laparoscopic surgery, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, kidney problems ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 308
  • Price Estimate: $324

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Nasir Shahab MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
1.75 Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 0 Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL 60190
Clinical Interests: breast cancer, lymphoma, leukemia ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 3,211
  • Price Estimate: $285 - $408

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Leela N. Rao MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
2.56 Average rating 2.56 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 701 Winthrop Av, Glendale Hts, IL 60139
Clinical Interests: cancer, blood disorders

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 158
  • Price Estimate: $402

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Cameron Jirschele D.O.
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Highland Avenue, Lombard, IL 60515

Procedure Details: 2013-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 31
  • Price Estimate: $324

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Jean Ung MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 1020 Ogden Av, Naperville, IL 60566
Clinical Interests: vasectomy, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 325
  • Price Estimate: $324

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Daniel J. Frank M.D.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 0 Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL 60190
Clinical Interests: cancer, blood disorders

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 1,756
  • Price Estimate: $377 - $408

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Ernst Lisek IV MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1020 Ogden Av, Naperville, IL 60566
Clinical Interests: sterilization, genitourinary cancer, infertility ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 166
  • Price Estimate: $324

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Sean Grimm, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Oncology (Cancer Care), General Practice, Neuro-Oncology
Address: 0 Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL 60190

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 81
  • Price Estimate: $940

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Mr. Vikas Desai MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
Address: 1020 Ogden Av, Naperville, IL 60566
Clinical Interests: urinary stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), urinary incontinence ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2016-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 39
  • Price Estimate: $562

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Janet Chin MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Adult Hematology
3.42 Average rating 3.42 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: Winfield Road, Winfield, IL
Clinical Interests: blood disorders, cancer, leukemia ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 2,563
  • Price Estimate: $286 - $408

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Dr. Kamran A. Chaudhary MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3.9 Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
Address: Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60148
Clinical Interests: psoriatic arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, osteoporosis ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 488
  • Price Estimate: $219 - $353

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Dr. Nikki Lynn Neubauer M.D.
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Address: Downers Grove, IL 60148
Clinical Interests: cancer, women's health issues, endometriosis ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 515
  • Price Estimate: $438 - $940

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Valentina Macrinici M.D.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 701 Winthrop Av, Glendale Hts, IL 60139
Clinical Interests: cancer, breast cancer, blood disorders ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 76
  • Price Estimate: $402

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Saadia Yunus D.O.
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
Address: 0 Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL 60190
Clinical Interests: solid tumor

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 1,558
  • Price Estimate: $377 - $408

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Alfred S. Guirguis D.O.
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4.54 Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: Downers Grove, IL 60148
Clinical Interests: laparoscopic surgery, cancer, gynecologic cancer ... (Read more)

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 177
  • Price Estimate: $438

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Paul Merrick MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
3.67 Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1020 Ogden Av, Naperville, IL 60566
Clinical Interests: infertility, incontinence

Procedure Details: 2012-2017

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 520
  • Price Estimate: $324

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.

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